Woman, teen face robbery charges
Posted: March 5, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A city woman and a juvenile were arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing a bike from a teen.
Kayla Marie Shepard, 19, of the 2400 block of Papermill Road, and a 16-year-old boy are both charged with strong-armed robbery.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, city officers were called at about 4:40 p.m. to the 1000 block of East Cork Street for a report of a larceny.
The 17-year-old victim said his “green/black fit Inman 1 BMX style bicycle” — valued at about $350 — was taken by a male and female.
The victim reported that he had his hands on the back of the bike when Shepard removed it from his hands, according to the complaint.
The teen who was with her allegedly told the victim, “If you do anything, I’ll make you swallow your teeth” as Shepard took possession of the bike.
Later, at the Winchester Police Department, Shepard admitted taking the bike, according to the complaint.
She appeared via video in Winchester General District Court Monday and was given a $5,000 secured bond.
The computer system at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center was down late Monday, according to a jail official, so it is unclear if Shepard was still in custody.
Court documents indicate that Shepard was cooperative with police and that the incident was potentially a misunderstanding.
She is expected back in court on the charge at 2:30 p.m. April 17.
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